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Sandy beaches, tropical rainforest, quaint village towns or colorful cities with cultural history pile up to make a bucket list of enriching holiday destinations. It is a pipe dream to find out a destination encompassing all the elements of the bucket list. But wait, have you thought of considering traveling to Costa Rica yet?

If not, the country with 12 distinct climate zones is a treasure trove of adrenaline rush and offers many different obscure experiences. Costa Rica blankets lush, tropical rainforest and you will find adventure around every corner of the country. It is the haven for outdoor activities and adventure lover.

If you are an eco-savvy traveler, this destination is in your prime radar. Do not worry you less adventurous folks, the enchanting hot springs, and beaches of Costa Rica would surely lure you. Pristine beaches, a plethora of wildlife, canopy tour, Costa Rica surely offers an array of breathtaking views.

Lets soak ourselves into this verdant country with miles of coastline and explore the Costa Rica adventures. First thing first, Costa Rica is located in Central America with a population of only 5 million. People out there are Spanish speaking but quite friendly and welcoming. As having a tropical climate, the temperature is mild around the year, but you can always prefer visiting this place from mid-December to mid-April. If you prefer a little quieter, try June and July.

Irrespective of the order, below is the list of some untrodden places in Costa Rica. My dear wanderlust friend, fasten up the seat belt and lets get going.

things to do in Costa Rica travel guide

1. Hiking in Costa Rica


Isn't it amazing to get along with the locals and know the place better? The green heart of Costa Rica offers an unlimited high adrenaline rush with adventurous activities like surfing, rappelling, rafting and more. Do not blink your eyes, otherwise, you may miss upon some of the rarest wildlife, birds and medicinal plants. The aww struck view lies in the beauty of a massive waterfall in a hidden cave!

2. Hot springs in Costa Rica


This is the best place to unwind yourself and relax. The famous hot springs have water heated from the volcanic rock undergrounds. You can plan to visit the hot spring in Arenal Volcano which has some jaw-dropping views of the volcano. You would be surprised to know that the water is infused with many minerals with a varying temperature from 80 to 105 degrees.

Redeem yourself after hiking and tromping around with a mud massage along with a cocktail drink at the hot spring resorts in Baldi and Tabacon.

3. Rainforests in Costa Rica


Costa Rica is all about rainforests. You have a zip line, yoga centers, wildlife and more. If you are making it to any of them, you are probably missing out on visiting the gem of the country. You will regret a Big Time surely. It doesn't matter day or night! This place has something to offer any time of the day. The day time offers wildlife galore, gentle streams, howler monkeys, three-toed sloths and much more.

But the nightlife offers you with the most tranquil views. You can have a view of some of the nocturnal species during the night walk. You can plan up a trip to Corcovado National Park of Monteverde cloud forest reserve to get the best view.

4. Volcano in Costa Rica


It is the most visited and traveled attraction in Costa Rica. We are sure you will some of the most amazing stories to share with your friends. Being a part of the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica has a wealth of volcanoes. Many of the volcanoes are dormant but there are chances of them awakening.

You can literally climb over some popular attractions and massive craters. The beautiful glimpse of Arenal is the most breathtaking view ever. Surprisingly the volcano is active and unpredictable. Most of the time the place is cloudy but if it opens, you can see lava tendrils pouring down the cone. The base of Arenal has some geothermal natural springs which can turn your tiresome day into an awesome one.

5. Zipline in Costa Rica


The Zipline through the forest guarantees thrills and spills as you fly. Once a lifetime experience is zip lining out yourself over a 200' waterfall and ending up facing four smaller 60 to 0-foot waterfalls. Above this, we are sure you would have seen zip lines before but zipping over the rainforest and having the view of monkeys and birds is really new. This is quite thrilling, as you get to see everything from the air through the rainforest canopy.

Amazing fact is Zip lines were incepted in Costa Rica. It was an accidental outcome back in the 70s while studying forest canopy.

6. Surfing in Costa Rica


How about catching up some waves and relaxing later. Costa Rica is a home to many surfers who train even novice for getting into the sea and getting tanned. Needless to mention why Costa Rica got featured in the movie Endless Summer for its offshore winds, perennial dry season. So why not learn your first lesson in the mecca of surfing itself? Grab your paddleboard and start going. Get yourself a beach house in Marbella, Playas or Ostional.

7. Scuba Diving in Costa Rica


The best diving locations in the Caribbean and the Atlantic ocean are the two assortments which Costa Rica boasts about. It is the perfect place for beginners to soak themselves up to see the sauna world. You can always get yourself a trained certified professional before making your first dive. The cocos island encompasses sharks, rays, dolphins and whale sharks, which is why it has catched the eyes of many.

Hope the above mentioned activities sum up your bucket list of Costa Rica adventures. Yes, Do not forget to try jungle hotels while visiting Rainforest.
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14 comments:

  1. Omg! You reminded me of my travel bug, literally! I was in Panama when I had the chance to visit Costa Rica and something came up, it's on my bucket list and with this information now I can't wait to visit it!

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  2. Costa Rica has been on my wishlist. The high air fare from India is a deterrant, though.

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  3. I really want to do the zipline and the hot springs!

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  4. Looks like so many things that one can do in Costa Rica. I would love to try the zipline as I have never done one before. I have passed few of the zipline opportunities during my tour due to time constraint.

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  5. Can't wait to visit Costa Rica someday.

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  6. I have always wanted to visit Costa Rica. The country looks so lush with their beautiful rainforests and crystal clear waters. I had no idea it had hot springs though - that made me want to go even more!

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  7. Costa Rica means hiking for me. It was one charming experience I will never forget

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  8. I would definitely take the opportunity to visit the hot springs and the rain forests if I was ever to visit Costa Rica. They'd be amazing to explore.

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  9. It is on my bucket list - I hope to go to Costa Rica one day. I want to see those beaches.

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  10. i'd love to go to costa rica some day. it's so pretty there and full of culture

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  11. I've never been but I hear it's a beautiful destination! There are so many places I'd love to visit and Costa Rica is definitely on my list now!

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  12. Costa Rica has been on our hit list for a long time - we'd love to visit the rainforests!

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  13. I've heard the hiking, surfing and jungles are the BEST in Costa Rica!

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  14. I have been wanting to visit Costa Rica for a while now. It really sounds like there is so much to see and do there. I would love to see the rainforest and volcanos.

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